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Never Split Tens! [electronic resource] : A Biographical Novel of Blackjack Game Theorist Edward O. Thorp PLUS Tips and Techniques to Help You Win / by Les Golden.

By: Golden, Les [author.].
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Copernicus, 2017Description: XX, 288 p. 18 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319634869.Subject(s): Mathematics | Risk management | Distribution (Probability theory | Popular Science in Mathematics | Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences | Risk Management | Probability Theory and Stochastic ProcessesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 510 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
PART ONE -- 1 Recollections -- 2 A Shayna Madel -- 3 A Date With Patsy Cline -- 4 Linear Operators -- 5 Chipped Beef on Pillows -- 6 Graveyard Shift -- 7 Royal Garden Blues -- 8 The Ships That Go Sailing By Crickets -- 9 Did You Hear the One About... -- 10 A Coming Out Party -- 11 Braun’s Brawn -- 12 Forbidden Fruit -- PART TWO -- 13 The Liechtensteiner Polka -- 14 Stargazing -- 15 Toy Slot Machines and Other Diversions -- 16 Hot and Sour Soup -- 17 Get a Job -- 18 Strike When the Deck Is Hot -- 19 Holding Hands at Midnight -- 20 A Little Jazz Music -- 21 A Milk-Bone for Gauss -- Epilogue -- The Vivian Name Game -- Appendix I: Poetic Licensing -- Appendix II: Card Counting Systems -- Appendix III: Camouflage - Acting for Card Counters -- Appendix IV: Harry Dubner and the Development of the "Hi-Lo" System -- About the Author.-Bibliography -- Index.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Renowned probability theorist Edward O. Thorp revolutionized the casino industry by developing card counting systems for the casino game of blackjack. Les Golden, the celebrated blackjack, roulette, and craps columnist for Bluff Europe, Gambling.com, iGaming Business, GamblingOnline, and Jackpots Review magazines, tells Thorp’s incredible true story of lucrative applied probability with charm, wit, and humor. Whether you visit casinos for fun, dinner money, or a living, or whether you’re simply interested in a story of romance and casino intrigue, this lively biographical novel will capture and delight you. Illustrations by the author.
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PART ONE -- 1 Recollections -- 2 A Shayna Madel -- 3 A Date With Patsy Cline -- 4 Linear Operators -- 5 Chipped Beef on Pillows -- 6 Graveyard Shift -- 7 Royal Garden Blues -- 8 The Ships That Go Sailing By Crickets -- 9 Did You Hear the One About... -- 10 A Coming Out Party -- 11 Braun’s Brawn -- 12 Forbidden Fruit -- PART TWO -- 13 The Liechtensteiner Polka -- 14 Stargazing -- 15 Toy Slot Machines and Other Diversions -- 16 Hot and Sour Soup -- 17 Get a Job -- 18 Strike When the Deck Is Hot -- 19 Holding Hands at Midnight -- 20 A Little Jazz Music -- 21 A Milk-Bone for Gauss -- Epilogue -- The Vivian Name Game -- Appendix I: Poetic Licensing -- Appendix II: Card Counting Systems -- Appendix III: Camouflage - Acting for Card Counters -- Appendix IV: Harry Dubner and the Development of the "Hi-Lo" System -- About the Author.-Bibliography -- Index.

Renowned probability theorist Edward O. Thorp revolutionized the casino industry by developing card counting systems for the casino game of blackjack. Les Golden, the celebrated blackjack, roulette, and craps columnist for Bluff Europe, Gambling.com, iGaming Business, GamblingOnline, and Jackpots Review magazines, tells Thorp’s incredible true story of lucrative applied probability with charm, wit, and humor. Whether you visit casinos for fun, dinner money, or a living, or whether you’re simply interested in a story of romance and casino intrigue, this lively biographical novel will capture and delight you. Illustrations by the author.

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